Sale 724

Lot 183


Canada, 1911-25, King George V "Admiral", unissued 6¢ value, essay in carmine on India on die sunk card; die number "O-G-421" printed above stamp design' "19" penciled on reverse, Very Fine, one of 12 known.
Unitrade 112x; C$4,500 ($3,380).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 186


Canada, 1922, King George V "Admiral", 2¢ yellow green (Scott 107b var), booklet pane of 4 + 2 labels, a beautiful pane with pyramid guidelines (almost the entire pyramid!) in the selvage, o.g., never hinged, pretty color on white paper with pristine, never hinged gum; pencil notation at top left of selvage, Fine to Very Fine, specialist's delight.
Unitrade 107bi; C$6,000 ($4,500).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Lot 977

1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 5¢ brown (Scott 105), o.g., lightly hinged, phenomenal example of this terribly elusive 1875 re-issue; a desirable well margined stamp possessing rich color and sharp detailed impression; a finer example would be difficult to find, Very Fine, only 672 sold, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 980

1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ brownish orange (Scott 110), part o.g., bold prooflike color; a fresh and pleasing example of this elusive stamp; vertical crease at right, otherwise Fine, only 346 sold, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Lot 1022

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 131), o.g., hinged, phenomenal GEM quality example featuring boardwalk margins and proof like colors; among the most impressive #131's obtainable, Extremely Fine, only 1,535 sold in 1875, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.

Lot 1023

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 132), slightly disturbed o.g., deeply etched impression with luscious colors, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 1063


1875 Special Printing, 6¢ dull rose (Scott 170), without gum as issued, crisp post office fresh color, rare to find in such quality with complete perforations and sound, Fine, less than 1/3 of those certified have complete perforations and are sound, about 35 examples believed to have been certified, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded F 70.
Scott $18,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

Lot 1246

1908, 1¢ blue green, experimental coil, perf 12 vertically (Scott 318), o.g., previously hinged, lovely set of three balanced margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.

Lot 1358

1916, 30¢ orange red (Scott 476A), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine for this, with 1984 P.F. certificate and 2017 P.F. certificate graded F-VF 75.
Scott $4,250 as Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

Scott catalog prices this stamp in a grade of Fine, this stamp in a grade of F-VF 75 is worth considerably more, Scott Stamp Values lists this stamp at $6,400 in a grade of Fine to Very Fine

Lot 1696


Philippines, 1944, 2c rose, handstamped "VICTORY" (Scott 463a), booklet pane of 6, o.g. with glassine interleaving adhering, quite fresh and well centered; normal bit of staining around staple holes and very minor gum soaks at bottom edge, still Very Fine.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

Undoubtedly among the finest of just 28 panes produced

Lot 1697


Philippines, 1944, 2c rose, handstamped "VICTORY" (Scott 463B), unused without gum, wonderfully fresh and bright, Fine to Very Fine, only 41 of the 2c rose Rizal were reportedly issued; the Brewster census includes just eight unused examples (none used), five of them faulty and the other three "appearing fake".
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000


It is generally accepted that 41 examples of the 2c rose Rizal received the "VICTORY" handstamp. However, Geoffrey Brewster believes, based upon his census, that the quantity is more like 10-15. The census records about 70% of each of the two stamps considered more rare, the 12c Triumphal Arch (Scott 476, 36 issued), and the l p Barasoain Church (Scott 484, 21 issued). The five genuine unused examples of the 2c rose recorded by Brewster represents just 12% of the "issued quantity". Furthermore, the issued quantities of #476 & 484 were published by the Bureau of Posts. That Bureau only published a total of 24,441 issued of the two 2c values combined. According to Brewster, the quantity of 41 for the 2c rose is believed to be an estimate by Philippines philatelic "insider", William S. Meyerson, who was stationed in Tacloban at the time the stamps were issued.

Lot 1707

Philippines, 1944, 12c bright blue, handstamped "VICTORY" (Scott 476), an extraordinary mint single, o.g., very lightly hinged, incredibly fresh and bright and virtually perfectly centered; very faint vertical gum bend, mentioned only for strict accuracy, otherwise Extremely Fine, just 36 of the 12c Triumphal Arch were issued; Brewster's census includes 27 examples, two of them "probably fake".
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

Despite the trivial flaw, this is, without a doubt, one of the finest recorded examples of this rare stamp.

Lot 1715

Philippines, 1944, 1p red orange & black, handstamped "VICTORY" (Scott 484), trace of o.g.; heavy gum stains, as usual, with several perf flaws, Very Good, only 21 of the 1p Barasoain Church are believed to have been overprinted; Brewster lists 15 of them in his census including two that are "possible fakes".
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

Brewster opines that "VF centering may not exist, and all copies may be faulty because translucent staining appears to be ubiquitous on this stamp"

Lot 1732

Philippines, Official, 1944, 6c dark brown, handstamped "VICTORY" in violet (Scott O40A), slightly tropicalized, lightly toned o.g., nicely centered; few light bends, one tending toward a crease, with a few small, barely noticeable abrasions at left and two "shorter" perfs at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, Brewster estimates that 50 were issued; his census includes 23 unused singles, an unused block of 4, and a used single.
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

Quite an attractive example of the exceedingly rare 6c Official with the handstamped "VICTORY" overprint

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